It's a crossword and the clue is
Tu ____ en México por un año. ¿Verdad?
In parentheses is the verb you are supposed to conjugate after translating it into Spanish, in this case it had (
Shouldn't it be imperfect
estar? (because location?). But
estabas doesn't fit the crossword, though preterite '
estuviste' fits the boxes.
I am confused! It looks like the answer should be
estuviste but it's even in my notes that location = imperfect.
Looking at more examples, I've more or less garnered that when the sentence has a set amount of time--such as 'por un mes' or 'el otro dia' then it implies "done action" so = preterite. I was not aware of such a rule. (Is this a correct inference I have made?) For now, since it's been 10 minutes + no answer, I'll go with this.